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Dead human foetus found in Sharjah lagoon

Shocked visitors enjoying waters off Buhairah Corniche make grisly find

Gulf News

Sharjah: A dead human foetus, believed to be about four months old, was found floating in Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon by visitors on Wednesday morning, a police official told Gulf News.

The grisly find was made by onlookers near the seaside Holiday Inn hotel on Buhaira Corniche at around 8.30am, police said.

Officials suspect the foetus was aborted.

Witnesses reported the incident to the Sharjah Police operations room and officers were sent to the scene. The foetus was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital for forensics experts to carry out an autopsy.

Police are investigating the case and gathering intelligence to hunt for a possible abortionist in the area. They are also searching for leads to help trace the would-be mother who may have had the abortion.